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Climate Action: New State Goals to Prevent & Prepare for Climate Change


Climate challenges facing Maine range from extreme weather to sea-level rise to warming waters.

We'll discuss how climate science informs policy and real action, as we learn about the new state climate action plan.

It focuses on areas such as transportation, renewable energy and agriculture, and sets bold goals for greenhouse gas emissions.


Hannah Pingree, director, Governor's Office of Policy Innovation and the Future; co-chair, Maine Climate Council

David Reidmiller, director, Climate Center, Gulf of Maine Research Institute

Martin Grohman, executive director, E2Tech, the Environmental & Energy Technology Council of Maine

Rob Wood, director of government relations and climate policy, The Nature Conservancy in Maine; co-chair for transportation, Maine Climate Council

Amanda Beal, commissioner, Maine Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Conservation


Cindy helps produce Maine Public's live call-in show Maine Calling, and sometimes hosts the show—as well as the All Books Considered Book Club. Her first foray into journalism after graduating from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism was to intern with CNN in China in the wake of the Tiananmen Square massacre. She then worked in print journalism over the decades, as a factchecker, writer and editor, with publications ranging from the Los Angeles Times Magazine to the magazine of the National Zoo to a food trends magazine.